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Exploring the Delhi Metro Route Map

Delhi Metro is a renowned mass transit system that stands out as a chief mode of conveyance in the National Capital and the adjoining cities. In a crowded city like Delhi, the convenience of the Metro comes as a relief for millions of people in the city who rely on this mode of transportation in their everyday lives. The Delhi Metro tracks span across 390.4kms including tracks that are at ground level, tracks that are above the ground, and also the ones that are below the ground. The metro network also includes 286 stations covering vital landmarks like Noida, Greater Noida, Rapid Metro, Corridor, and Gurugram. The metro stations of Delhi record an approximate footfall of 47 Lakhs per day.

The Delhi Metro network may be categorized into three phases. The first and second phases have radial lines while the third phase has a combination of circular and semi-circular lines. The trains move at a speed of 80 kms per hour and the waiting time at each station is not more than 20 seconds. The number of coaches in these trains varies with some having 4 coaches, some 6 coaches and some having 8 coaches. Some lines of the Delhi Metro have broad gauge tracks while some others have standard gauze tracks. Karol Bagh, Laxmi Nagar, and Rajiv Chowk are the most crowded metro stops in the Delhi metro route.

Delhi Metro Route Map

Delhi Metro Route Map

Delhi Metro: Quick Facts at a Glance

Delhi Metro Owner Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Cities served by the Delhi metro Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon
Delhi Metro Headquarters Metro Bhavan, Barakhamba Rd.
Number of lines in the Delhi metro network 11
Year of inception 2002
Daily Timings 5:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Ticket Fare ₹10 – ₹ 60


Key Advantages offered by Delhi Metro

Public transportation in Delhi has undergone a revolutionary change with the advent of metro rail. The metro undoubtedly offers a reliable means of transportation for the denizens of Delhi. Some of the key advantages offered by the Delhi metro are:

  • Offers the convenience of travelling
  • Makes the journey safe and hassle-free
  • Makes the journey speedy
  • Reduces traffic congestion in the city
  • Improves connectivity remarkably

History of Delhi Metro

When it comes to talking about the history of the Delhi metro, here are some vital timelines you should pay attention to:

The Delhi Development Authority was the first to propose the idea of having a metro rail system in the Indian capital. The idea was brought to the table in the year 1948. The Delhi Transport Corporation then conducted intensive research to find out whether the metro was needed in Delhi or not. That happened in 1969. To make this idea a reality the Delhi Metro Corporation was established in 1984. The Delhi Metro Corporation soon began its work in collaboration with the Government of India and the government of Delhi. The project’s first phase received approval in the year 1995 and the foundation stone of this glorious beginning of a new transportation mode was laid by PV Narasimha Rao who was the Prime Minister of India during that time.

The Phase I construction of the Delhi began in the year 1998 and was completed in the year 2002. The Phase II expansion of the Delhi metro system began in the year 2003 and was done by 2011. The Phase III expansion started the same year and was completed in the year 2017. Phase IV of the Delhi Metro is an enormous expansion project aiming to cover several far-reaching areas of Delhi. The plan for this expansion was finalized as well as sanctioned by the end of 1998. Work is going on as per plan and lines are likely to become functional by the end of 2024.

Understanding the Routes of Delhi’s Color-coded Metro Lines

The Delhi Metro network is a complex network of several metro rail lines of different colours. Each colour represents the area the metro rail serves. Here are some quick facts about the differently-coloured lines of the Delhi metro:

Delhi Metro Rail Lines

Metro Line Length (Km) Stations – Starting Point – End Point
Red 34.6 29 – Shaheed Sthal – Rithala
Yellow 49.3 37 – Samaypur Badli – HUDA City Centre
Blue 56.6 50 – Dwarka Sector 21Noida – Electronic City
Blue 8.7 8 – Yamuna Bank – Vaishali
Green 26.3 21 – Inderlok – Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh
3.3 2 – Ashok Park Main – Kirti Nagar
Violet 46.6 34 – Kashmere Gate – Raja Nahar Singh (Faridabad)
Orange (Airport Express) 20 7 – ECC Centre – Dwarka Sector 25- New Delhi Railway Station
Pink 57.5 38 – Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar
Magenta 37.4 25 – Botanical Garden – Janakpuri West
Grey 5.19 4 – Dwarka – Dhansa Bus Stand


Red Line

The 34.6 Km long red line starts from Shaheed Sthal and ends at Rithala

Station Name Interchange/Connections
Shaheed Sthal Ghaziabad Junction Railway Station
Mohan Nagar
Shyam Park
Major Mohit Sharma
Raj Bagh
Shahid Nagar
Dilshad Garden
Mansarovar Park
Welcome Pink Line
Shastri Park
Kashmere Gate Yellow Line, Violet Line
Tis Hazari
Pul Bangash
Pratap Nagar
Shastri Nagar Sarai Rohilla Railway Station
Inderlok (Green Line) Green Line (Main Line)
Kanhiya Nagar
Keshav Puram
Netaji Subhash Place Pink Line
Kohat Enclave
Pitam Pura
Rohini East
Rohini West


Yellow Line

The 49.3 Km long yellow line starts from Samaypur Badli and ends at HUDA City Centre

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
Samaypur Badli
Rohini Sector 18, 19
Haiderpur Badli Mor Magenta Line (Under construction)
Adarsh Nagar
Azadpur Pink Line, Magenta Line (Under construction)
Model Town
GTB Nagar
Vishwa Vidyalaya
Vidhan Sabha
Civil Lines
Kashmere Gate Red Line, Violet Line
Chandni Chowk Delhi Junction Railway Station
Chawri Bazar
New Delhi Airport Express, New Delhi Railway Station
Rajiv Chowk Blue Line
Patel Chowk
Central Secretariat Violet Line
Udyog Bhawan
Lok Kalyan Marg
Jor Bagh
Dilli Haat- INA Pink Line
Green Park
Hauz Khas Magenta Line
Malviya Nagar
Qutub Minar
Chhatarpur Silver Line (Under construction)
Arjan Garh
Guru Dronacharya
Sikanderpur Rapid Metro
MG Road
HUDA City Centre
Sector 45
Cyber Park
Sector 46
Sector 47
Sector 48
Technology Park
Udyog Vihar- 6 Delhi-Alwar RRTS
Sector 10
Sector 37
Sector 9
Sector 7
Sector 4
Sector 5
Ashok Vihar
Sector 3
Krishna Chowk
Palam Vihar
Sector 23A Blue Line
Sector 23
Sector 22
Udyog Vihar – Phase 4 Delhi-Alwar RRTS
Udyog Vihar – Phase 5
Moulsari Avenue Rapid Metro


Green Line

The green metro line is divided into two sections. One part is 26.3 km long and it starts from Inderlok and ends at Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh. The other part of the green line is 3.3 km long and it starts from Ashok Park Main and ends at Kirti Nagar.

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
Inderlok Red Line
Ashok Park Main
Punjabi Bagh
Punjabi Bagh West Pink Line
Shivaji Park
Paschim Vihar East
Paschim Vihar West
Peeragarhi Magenta Line (Under construction)
Udyog Nagar
Surajmal Stadium
Nangloi Railway Station
Rajdhani Park
Mundka Industrial Area (MIA)
Ghevra Metro Station
Tikri Kalan
Tikri Border
Pandit Shree Ram Sharma
Bahadurgarh City
Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh


Green Line Branch

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
Ashok Park Main
Satguru Ram Singh Marg
Kirti Nagar Blue Line


Blue Line

The blue metro line too has two sections to it. The first section is 56.6 km long and starts from Dwarka Sector 21 Noida and ends at the Electronic City. Another blue line, 26.3 km long starts from Yamuna Bank and ends at Vaishali.

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
Noida Electronic City
Noida Sector 62
Noida Sector 59
Noida Sector 61
Noida Sector 52 Aqua Line
Noida Sector 34
Noida City Centre
Golf Course
Botanical Garden Magenta Line
Noida Sector 18
Noida Sector 16
Noida Sector 15
New Ashok Nagar Delhi-Meerut-RRTS
Mayur Vihar Extension
Mayur Vihar-I Pink Line
Yamuna Bank
Supreme Court
Mandi House Violet Line
Barakhamba Road
Rajiv Chowk Yellow Line
Ramakrishna Ashram Marg Magenta Line (Under construction)
Karol Bagh
Rajendra Place
Patel Nagar
Kirti Nagar Green Line
Moti Nagar
Ramesh Nagar
Rajouri Garden Pink Line
Tagore Garden
Subhash Nagar
Tilak Nagar
Janakpuri East
Janakpuri West Magenta Line
Uttam Nagar East
Uttam Nagar West
Dwarka Mor
Dwarka Grey Line
Dwarka Sector 14
Dwarka Sector 13
Dwarka Sector 12
Dwarka Sector 11
Dwarka Sector 10
Dwarka Sector 9
Dwarka Sector 8
Dwarka Sector 21 Airport Express


Blue Line 2

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
Yamuna Bank
Laxmi Nagar
Nirman Vihar
Preet Vihar
Karkarduma Pink Line
Anand Vihar Pink Line, Anand Vihar Railway Station


Violet Line

This 46.6 km long violet line starts from Kashmere Gate and ends at Raja Nahar Singh (Faridabad)

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
Kashmere Gate Red Line, Yellow Line, Kashmere Gate ISBT
Lal Qila
Jama Masjid
Delhi Gate
Mandi House Blue Line
Central Secretariat Yellow Line
Khan Market
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Lajpat Nagar Pink Line
Kailash Colony
Nehru Place
Kalkaji Mandir Magenta Line
Harkesh Nagar Okhla
Jasola Apollo
Sarita Vihar
Mohan Estate
Tughlakabad Silver Line (Phase 4, under construction)
Badarpur Border
NHPC Chowk
Mewla Maharajpur
Sector 28
Badkhal Mor
Old Faridabad Faridabad Railway Station
Neelam Chowk Ajronda
Bata Chowk
Escorts Mujesar
Sant Surdas – Sihi
Raja Nahar Singh Ballabgarh Railway Station


Orange Line

This 20 km long orange line is an Airport Express metro line starting from ECC Centre and ending at Dwarka Sector. This line also passes near the New Delhi Railway station.

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
New Delhi Yellow Line, New Delhi Railway Station
Shivaji Stadium
Dhaula Kuan Pink Line
Delhi Aerocity Silver Line (Under construction)
IGI Airport IGI Airport Terminal 3
Dwarka Sector 21 Blue Line
ECC Centre – Dwarka Sector 25


Pink Line

This 57.5 km long line starts from Majlis Park and ends at Shiv Vihar

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
Maujpur – Babarpur Phase 4 (Under construction)
Yamuna Vihar
Khajuri Khas
Sonia Vihar
Jagatpur Village
Jharoda Majra
Majlis Park Magenta Line (Under construction)
Azadpur Yellow Line,  Magenta Line (Under construction)
Shalimar Bagh
Netaji Subhash Place
Punjabi Bagh West Green Line
ESI – Basaidarapur
Rajouri Garden Blue Line
Naraina Vihar
Delhi Cantonment
Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Airport Express
Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh
Bhikaji Cama Place
Sarojini Nagar
Dilli Haat – INA Yellow Line
South Extension
Lajpat Nagar Violet Line
Sarai Kale Khan – Nizamuddin Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, ISBT
Mayur Vihar – I Blue Line
Mayur Vihar Pocket I
Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake
East Vinod Nagar – Mayur Vihar II
Mandawali – West Vinod Nagar
IP Extension
Anand Vihar Blue Line, Anand Vihar Railway Station
Karkarduma Court
Krishna Nagar
East Azad Nagar
Welcome Red Line
Maujpur – Babarpur Phase 4 (Under construction)
Johri Enclave
Shiv Vihar


Magenta Line

This 37.4 km long magenta line starts from Botanical Garden and ends at Janakpuri West

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
Ramakrishna Ashram Marg Blue Line
Nabi Karim
Sadar Bazar
Pul Bangash Red Line
Ghanta Ghar
Derawal Nagar
Ashok Vihar
Azadpur Pink Line, Yellow Line (Under construction)
Majlis Park Pink Line Phase 4 (Under construction)
Haiderpur Badli Mor Yellow Line
North Pitampura
Prashant Vihar
Pitampura Red Line, Phase 4 (Under construction)
Madhuban Chowk
Deepali Chowk
West Enclave
Peeragarhi Green Line, Phase 4 (Under construction)
Paschim Vihar
Krishna Park Extension
Janakpuri West Blue Line
Dabri Mor- Janakpuri South
Dashrath Puri
Sadar Bazaar Cantonment
Terminal 1- IGI Airport IGI Airport Terminal 1
Shankar Vihar
Vasant Vihar
R.K. Puram
IIT Delhi
Hauz Khas Yellow Line
Panchsheel Park
Chirag Delhi
Greater Kailash
Nehru Enclave
Kalkaji Mandir Violet Line
Okhla NSIC
Sukhdev Vihar
Jamia Millia Islamia
Okhla Vihar
Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh
Kalindi Kunj
Okhla Bird Sanctuary
Botanical Garden Blue Line


Grey Line

This 5.19 km long grey line starts from Dwarka and ends at Dhansa Bus Stand.

Station Name Interchange/ Connections
Dwarka Blue Line
Dhansa Bus Stand


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. How Many Metro Routes Are There In Delhi?

Ans. Delhi Metro is an expansive and all-encompassing metro network

Q2. What Is So Special And Extraordinary About Delhi Metro?

Ans. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation currently boasts 300+ train sets comprising of 4, 6 and 8 coaches. Also, Delhi Metro is the most environment-friendly metro network in the world claiming carbon credits through its advanced regenerative braking system.

Q3. How Much Baggage Can I Carry While Travelling On Delhi Metro Train?

Ans. The maximum weight of your baggage should not be beyond 25 KG.

Q4. How Much Do I Need To Pay For Tickets While Availing The Delhi Metro Facilities?

Ans. If you’re travelling for a distance of 2 kilometres the ticket fare you need to pay is Rs. 10. If you’re travelling for nearly 5 kilometres the ticket fare you need to pay is Rs 20. If you’re travelling for a distance of more than 5 km, the ticket share will be Rs. 30. If the distance you are covering ranges between 12 kilometres to 21 kilometres, the ticket fare you need to pay will be Rs. 40. If the distance covered by you ranges between 21 kilometres to 32 kilometres, the ticket fee you need to pay is Rs. 50. For a distance beyond 32 kilometres also, the ticket fare will be Rs. 50 only.

Q5. How Many Passengers Does Delhi Metro Transport Per Day?

Ans. On average, the Delhi metro transports nearly 1.5 million passengers per day.

Q6. Is The Delhi Metro Just Limited To Delhi?

Ans. No, the Delhi metro is not just limited to Delhi. It also connects adjoining NCR regions like Gurgaon, Faridabad, and Noida.

Q7. How Old Is The Delhi Metro Network?

Ans. The Delhi metro network is the second oldest metro network all across India the first being the Kolkata metro network. Following the footsteps of the Kolkata metro network, the Delhi metro began its operations in the year 2004.

Q8. What Is Delhi Metro Doing For Scarcity Of Water In Delhi?

Ans. Delhi metro network has shown immense responsibility towards the environment and mankind by undertaking the initiative of rainwater harvesting along the various stations of its Blue Line.

Q9. What Is Delhi Metro’s Sari Guard Feature?

Ans. To ensure the safety of women who wear saris while travelling, the escalators in the various metro stations of Delhi come with the most advanced sari guard feature to avoid accidents.

Q10. What Do The Yellow Strips On The Delhi Metro Platform Indicate?

Ans. These yellow strips function as corridors for the visually challenged and physically challenged people, helping them with entrances and exits to the train or platform.

The Takeaway

Delhi Metro network boasts a world-class metro system with several advanced and revolutionary features ensuring the safety and reliability of the passengers who use the metro facilities in their daily life. Choose Delhi Metro today to make travelling an easy cakewalk for yourself.

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